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Car of the Year prices announced

Wed, 24 Jan 2001
Alfa Romeo has announced prices for its 147 model, controversially voted European Car of the Year, which goes on sale in the UK on 1st February. The 120bhp 1.6 Twin Spark Turismo will be £12,985 on the road. Top speed is 121mph, 0-60 takes 10.6 seconds and the combined fuel consumption figure is 34.4mpg. ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution; ASR traction control; air-conditioning; 15 inch steel wheels with 185/65 tyres; an 8 speaker radio/cassette sound system and a volumetric alarm system are all standard. For £14,090, the 1.6 Twin Spark Lusso has the additions of dual zone climate control; CD player with steering wheel controls; front armrest; cruise control; sunroof; and 15 inch alloy wheels with 195/60 tyres. The 150bhp 2.0 Twin Spark Selaspeed has Alfa Romeos excellent semi-automatic system giving the driver fingertip control over gear changes from the steering wheel. Top speed is 129mph, 0-60 takes 9.3 seconds and the combined fuel consumption figure is 31.7mpg. Standard equipment of the 147 Selaspeed includes a Bose hi-fi system, Vehicle Dynamic Control (anti-skid control), headlamp washers and 16 inch alloy wheels with 205/55 tyres. The on the road list price is £17,340. All prices include a three year warranty.


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